Video: The Shopping Cart

“The Shopping Cart” was a poem I wrote in high school and then animated for a digital video project in college. I’m surprised the thing turned out as well as it did because I didn’t bother to storyboard it. I started with a Vanessa-Mae track called “Bach Street Prelude” and animated the scenes to match that. (Fun Fact: Vanessa-Mae and I have the same birthday!)

As I recall, I waited until the last minute to make this after trashing an earlier idea. So I spent two weeks animating 2-3 scenes a day in Macromedia Flash until it all miraculously came together. (This is how long ago this was, that it was Macromedia Flash and not yet Adobe Flash.) Then I ran into problems getting the audio to sync properly because the way it synced in the preview was not exactly how it synced when I exported it to an MPG. Problems, problems, but it all worked out.

I don’t think I have a future at Pixar or anything, but people in my class seemed to like it. Oh, and in the original poem the shopping cart got hit by a car under a No Left Turn sign, which seems rather morbid in retrospect. What was up with me in high school? I decided it would be too hard to animate that scene and gave the video a happy ending instead.

BTW, this was for a totally different class than the Funny Cat Video I posted last month. I think they both turned out well, even though they used completely different production processes. I didn’t make any other videos in college, so this is it as far as my old college videos posts go. Be sad or happy about that as you please.

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wyn • October 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm

whatever you think of it, i thought the animation was really cute and the poem was so creative. just watched the cat video too and would love to see what you’d come up with these days!

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Kim • October 9, 2012 at 7:07 am

That was great. I’ve never thought too much about shopping carts…you’ve got a great mind!

This made me laugh:

Oh, and in the original poem the shopping cart got hit by a car under a No Left Turn sign, which seems rather morbid in retrospect. What was up with me in high school?

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Mindy • October 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

Totally loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle • October 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

That was awesome, thanks for sharing it with us. . .

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Dup • October 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Loved it. You were very talented….and still are!

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carole • October 10, 2012 at 8:13 am

Jeanette, I loved every second of this video. I had to keep reminding myself that it was done by a high-schooler. Cute, funny, wise, visually pleasing, etc. It came together very well. I can only imagine the work it took to make it all so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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Shelladawn • October 11, 2012 at 7:33 am

That was really cool. And I’m amazed you did that in high school, very creative.

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